To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 22 November 2016 to Question 53413, how many people suspected by UK law enforcement of involvement in (a) organised crime, (b) financial crime and (c) serious human rights abuses have been subject to visa bans to prevent them from coming to the UK in each of the last eight years.
29 November 2016
The specific information being asked for is not available in the format requested. The total number of visa refusals can be found in the published stats at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-april-to-june-2016/list-of-tables#visas
The published statistics include all visa refusals. It is not possible to provide specific reasons for refusal without incurring disproportionate cost. The statistics only include cases where a UK visa application has been made and therefore do not provide a clear record of all those subject to a visa ban. It would exceed the disproportionate cost threshold to provide this breakdown.